Jun 18, 2009


Look3: The Festival of the Photograph was great fun — three days of browsing photography exhibits, seeing presentations from luminaries in the field, and hanging out with lots of photographer friends. However, the photography on display I found less than inspiring. The exhibits and shows were heavily weighted towards serious photojournalism. The implication here was that photography needs to communicate a very direct social or political message. Indeed, the Saturday morning breakfast session, where James Nachtway discussed his body of work on highly drug resistant tuberculosis, was titled “How Can Photography Improve the World’s Health?” But my favorite body of […]

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